I got a ticket and got put out of service in Kemptsville ON on may 16. I sent the court a letter admitting my guilt and I made a payment online, as instructed on the back of the fine, on www.payfines.ca. My credit card was never charged. This morning I get an email from the Brockville court saying that they can't charge me because that fine has not been filed with that court by the MTO officer. So I grab the phone and call the court. The lady at that court tells me that the officer has 7 days to file the ticket with the court and if he doesn't, then it is automatically voided. I asked her what do I have to do and she tells me that I can forget about the ticket.
Next thing I called my company and the supervisor from the safety department tells me that whatever I was told from the court it is not true. They said that ON MTO officers take a month to file the fines with the court and that I am not of the hook.
So, who is wrong and who is right here, guys?
Here are the ticket and the email I received from the court :
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I just don't want to end up arrested somewhere for not making the payment
Part 1 Section 4
Filing of certificate of offence
4. A certificate of offence shall be filed in the office of the court as soon as is practicable, but no later than seven days after service of the offence notice or summons. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 4, s. 1 (4).
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ... _e.htm#BK4